As Rick and Amber prepare to go under the knife, Eric assures C.J. that Amber will be able to lead a complete and normal life with one kidney. Brooke hopes there are no complications with the surgery.
Katie comforts a distraught Bridget who is feeling guilty about the hard time she gave her brother last night. Katie assures Bridget that Rick knows how much she loves him, even though they tease each other a lot. If Rick comes through this ok, Bridget promises to be a better sister. C.J. phones and requests their presence at the hospital.
James visits Taylor and brings her a selection of recent medical articles. Some of James' colleague's aren't too thrilled he married an ex-patient, especially one with Sheila's history. Taylor is doing well since Ridge is coming over to see her and the baby. James wonders what Ridge's feelings toward Brooke are these days. Taylor says Ridge is being supportive of Brooke with Rick in crisis, but that's all there is to it, support.
After the operation, The doc says Rick and Amber are in stable condition. Amber's kidney in Rick is functioning, but the next 24 hours is crucial.
Taylor is confident Ridge will want a future with her since they are a family now. James isn't too sure, considering his history with Brooke. Ridge is not going to want to be a part-time father to Thomas while married to Brooke, Taylor says.
C.J. goes into Rick and Amber's room and tells them to hang in there. Amber wakes as C.J. is holding her hand. He assures her all is well. After C.J. leaves, Amber reaches out for Rick, who wakes up briefly. Amber tells him everything is fine and that she will always be here for him.
Back and the house, Brooke says she could not have gotten through this crisis without Ridge. Seeing Rick in the hospital has made her realize how important family is to her. There is nothing she and Ridge can't overcome. Ridge says they need to talk, but after everything that has happened tonight, it can wait until morning. Brooke thinks it's a good idea that they just go to bed. Ridge isn't staying though. He says he just can't. Brooke wonders what is going on. She demands to know where she stands in his life. Do Ridge and Brooke have a marriage?
Stephanie is trying to locate Eric when Thorne stops by to talk. He informs her that he moved out of Taylor's house, which should delight his mother. Steph doesn't want to get into it, but Thorne pushes the subject. Thorne says their problems go a lot further than a difference in opinion. Stephanie reminds Thorne of all she has done for him. Thorne believes his mother doesn't love him the same as she loves Ridge. Stephanie concedes her love for Ridge isn't the same as her love for Thorne, but that doesn't me she loves Thorne any less. The reality is, Thorne wants something his mother can't give him so he is going to stop asking. Thorne is saying goodbye to his family.
Brooke realizes Ridge is still angry at her for withholding the truth regarding Thomas' paternity, but asks Ridge not to leave her. Ridge wants to put off talking about it until tomorrow. Brooke wants to know where she stands. She wants Ridge to stay the night so they can talk and hold each other. Ridge says he's sorry, but he can't stay. It's too soon. Brooke hopes it's not too late for their marriage. What they had was perfect. Brooke tells Ridge to think back to their wedding, the vows they shared. Yes they have problems, but they vowed to love each other in good times as well as bad times. Brooke is sure they can get through their current problems and begs Ridge to stay.
Grant and Macy are excited about their surprise wedding tomorrow. Macy surprises Sally by staying the night at her mother's and not going home with Grant. Sally wonders if something is wrong. Sally will know what is going on in good time, Macy says.
Ridge believes Brooke was really pregnant. He has thought about their wedding a lot lately. How perfect everything was. Ridge waited his whole life to feel the bliss he and Brooke shared but now...Brooke feels Ridge still loves her. Ridge does, but he still has so much to work out.
After a lifetime of living under Ridge's shadow, Thorne is taking a break from the family. Thorne wonders what his life would have been like if Stephanie had put one tenth of the energy into saving his marriage to Macy as she puts into Ridge and Taylor's relationship.
After Grant leaves, Macy gets a call from Thorne. He needs someone to talk to. Macy tells him it's not a good time. Also, Macy says she can't be his confidant anymore. Their lives have moved into different directions. Macy asks a devastated Thorne not to call her anymore.
Brooke tries to persuade Ridge not to leave. Their love is a gift but it takes work to sustain they kind of love they share, Brooke continues. Ridge says he is sorry but he is leaving and that he's not going to Taylor's because he needs time alone. Brooke throws herself at Ridge and begs him not to leave.
Sally wonders why Grant has assembled a large gathering at Insomnia. Grant says little as Sally will learn in good time that everyone is at Insomnia for his wedding to Macy. Macy is upstairs preparing for her wedding as she thanks God for sending her Grant. Grant surprises her with a beautiful wedding gown.
Thorne stops by Lorenzo's as she is getting ready for the wedding. He wants to talk about Macy. Thorne knows Macy is moving on, but he has done a lot of thinking about their relationship and he wants to explain himself to Macy. Lorenzo thinks Thorne should leave Macy alone, since she is doing fine without him. Thorne wants one last chance to talk to Macy at least to give closure to their relationship.
Jonny tries to break free as Rush taunts him. Since Rush is going to be at the wedding, he needs to find out about the people there and their relationship to Lorenzo. Lorenzo phones and advises Jonny (Rush) to meet her at Insomnia. Rush asks Jonny what Insomnia is but Jonny doesn't say a word. Rush warns Jonny if Lorenzo finds out who he is, her blood will be on your hands.
At Insomnia, Lorenzo admits to Macy Jonny has been acting weird lately. Sally wonders who the man with Grant is. It's the minister, but Macy evades her mother's question. Macy gets everyone's attention and thanks them all for coming to Insomnia on such a special night for her. Macy sings "I'm everything I am, because you loved me, " to Grant. Thorne arrives and as he hears Macy sing, he notices that Insomnia is closed due to a private party. After the song, Macy goes upstairs to change. Thorne knocks on her door...
Sally pressures Grant into admitting tonight is special because he and Macy are getting married. Sally is thrilled.
Macy tells Thorne his timing is bad, but Thorne doesn't leave. He's made some changes in his life and wants to share them. James helped Thorne understand how his life has been such a mess. He's quit his job and is taking a break from his family. Macy is surprised. Thorne says he feels like a weight has been lifted, and he has been thinking about what he did to their marriage. Macy tells him she can't talk right now because... Thorne notices her wedding dress. Macy tells Thorne she is getting married to Grant, now!
Stephanie stops by the beach house to have tea with Taylor. She updates her on Rick's condition and reassures Taylor that Ridge will end his marriage to Brooke and be with her and Thomas.
Sally welcomes Grant into the family with a huge hug. When Darla wonders what is going on, Sally inadvertently lets the cat out of the bag. She is just welcoming Grant into the family, she says. Some day soon, she says, trying to cover her faux pas. However, it is too late; Darla guesses the truth and throws herself into Grant's arms.
Thorne is surprised that Macy is getting married, but she reminds him that she told him she was engaged. He is just surprised it is happing now, he explains.. Isn't this a little soon? Macy tells him that the timing is right. Now, everyone is waiting for her, so maybe she can talk to him in a few days. Thorne starts to leave, but before he can go through the door, he closes it again. Is this what you really want? He asks.
Macy reminds Thorne that she and Grant have been together for a long time---longer than he was with Taylor when he proposed to her. She describes how she feels for Grant and admits to Thorne that she really loves him. It came as a surprise, she explains. She wasn't looking for love but it just happened. Now she can not imagine life without Grant. He is so kind and patient; he helped her buy this place. He made her dream happen. Grant wants her to be the best that she can be. "When you find someone like that, you would be a fool to let it get away." She admits that it was she who proposed. "Grant is exciting and gentle, he makes me laugh and he makes me happy. And I deserve that; I deserve to be happy!"
"Yes," Thorne tells her. "Yes, you do."
Grant knocks at the door and tells her to hurry up. "I have to get ready," Macy tells Thorne. Thorne asks her if she is sure this is what she wants; he only wants what is best for her. "Then be happy for me," she tells him. He hugs her and wishes her good luck then he walked out the door.
Lawrence thinks everyone should take their places. Clarke walks up and says all the tables should be on the left because he hasn't anyone there for his side. Sally tells him that everyone is on Grant's side.
Grant asks for everyone's attention. He then announces that everyone is invited to the wedding of Macy Alexander and Grant Chambers---as if you didn't know.
Checking her make-up, Lorenzo is about to go to her table when Rush sees her cell phone. He grabs it, saying these things are so cool. Lorenzo grabs it back with a puzzled look. "You hate these things!" She reminds him.
The music begins and a beautiful Macy slowly walks toward Grant, who has a very big grin on his face. They cannot take their eyes off each other.
Stephanie and Taylor continue their tea. Stephanie tells Taylor about her conversation with Thorne and how he feels that he has lived his whole life in Ridge's shadow. She wonders if things would have been different if she had been more supportive of him and Macy when they broke up. "Maybe if I had been more supportive they would still be married."
Macy and Grant meet at the altar and the "mystery guest" performs a beautiful ceremony of marriage. From the shadows, Thorne watches. Lorenzo reads from the Book of Colossians. The couple exchanges their vows.
"Maybe it isn't too late," Stephanie says. "Maybe I can improve relations with Thorne and get him and Macy back together." Taylor is sorry to tell her this, but Macy is about to marry Grant Chambers.
"You may kiss your bride," Lawrence says. Macy and Grant kiss while the audience cheers and while Thorne sadly looks on.
Brooke wonders why Ridge would just walk out. Where is he now and where did he spend the night? How will this affect their marriage? She grabs her purse and is headed out the door to see Rick when Ridge calls. He tells her that he has been staying at the guesthouse; he is planning on going to see Rick later today. She tells him that Rick may come home tonight so why doesn't he wait to see him at home? It would be great if he could be here when Rick came home. She reminds him that he has a wife and children who love him very much.
Stephanie stops by Jonathan's house (or office) for some papers he has drawn up for her. He wonders why it was her that requested the papers. She tells him that if she didn't do it, who would? She leaves saying that she is going to get them signed by using "sweet talk."
Taylor stops by the guesthouse with Thomas after visiting with Grandma. She asks him how Rick is doing; when he tells her that Brooke said she was fine, Taylor wonders why he isn't at the hospital with them. He tells her that he has spent the day thinking.
Rick is talking with Eric; he stunned that his parents watched the whole operation. Brooke arrives and gives her son a huge hug. She looks around and wonders where Amber is. Eric explains that she had to go for more tests. Rick wonders why Amber is here in the hospital. Brooke and Eric explain that Amber is the reason he is alive.
Ridge takes the baby and is talking to him. Taylor tells him that he slept through the night for the first time. Taylor tells Ridge that no matter what he decides, she and Thomas will make it work.
Ridge asks if she has a picture of Thomas; he would feel better if he had one with him. Taylor is sorry that she doesn't have one to give him. There is a knock at the door; Ridge opens it to Stephanie. He asks her if there is a camera here in the guesthouse. She tells him there is a Polaroid around somewhere. Ridge looks around and finds it. Meanwhile, Taylor has posed the baby on the sofa. When Ridge comes back, he says it is perfect and takes the picture. Stephanie wants a picture of the three of them. She poses them by the door and takes the picture.
Once Stephanie has left, she looks at the picture and smiles. Perfect, she says.
Eric and Amber explain to Rick how he needed a kidney and no one in the family was compatible. Then Amber, who was the same blood type, took the test and was compatible with him. She gave him her kidney; actually, she insisted that they take it. It was a heroic thing for her to do. Rick is concerned for Amber. They assure him that they can live with only one. He is sorry about putting them through all this. They tell him that they still have questions, but this isn't the time.
Amber returns. Rick asks his parents to allow him some time with Amber. After his parents leave, Rick and Amber gaze deeply into each other eyes.
Ridge and Taylor talk about the kind of life they want for Thomas. Ridge wants it to be a perfect life; Taylor wants his life to be happy and secure, and he will have that with Ridge as his father. Regardless of what Ridge decides to do, Thomas' life is going to be fine. Believe it or not, she says, she knows what Brooke means to him. She sees things differently now that she has a child. You have changed too, she tells him, and it is all because of this little bundle.
Rick and Amber talk. She tells him that she is sorry; it was all her fault. He tells her it was stupid of him to drive, no matter what she said. She tells him that his parents don't know the full story, but she won't blame him if he tells them the truth. He tells her not to feel guilty; she gave him a part of her body. It was a little extreme, but he appreciates it. He just wants to get better and go home. Amber tells him that she didn't give the kidney out of guilt-she did it for love.
Brooke is leaving for the hospital with Rick's clothing when Stephanie stops by. She asks about Rick and is happy to know that Rick may be home tonight. "If that is all you stopped by for, then I need to get to the hospital," Brooke tells her. Stephanie tells her that she wanted to tell her that she now understands why she kept Thomas' paternity from Ridge-she wanted him to have a decent chance with two parents. Am I right?
Ridge talks to Thomas; he tells him he has made a difference in his life and doesn't even know it. Taylor says this fresh little soul has brought wisdom straight from heaven-and he is ours, she says. All ours.
Stephanie continues to tell Brooke that she understands what she did. "You wanted to give Thomas a decent chance at life with two live-in parents." Brooke admits that Stephanie is right, but she doesn't expect her to really believe her. "You really did have that child's best wishes at heart, didn't you?" "Well now Taylor isn't going to marry Thorne," Stephanie continues. "Now Ridge knows that Thomas is his baby, so don't you think that the best thing is for Ridge and Taylor to give Thomas the family he deserves?" Brooke reminds Stephanie that Ridge already has a family; she won't interfere with Ridge being a father to Thomas. Stephanie waves the picture in front of Brooke's face. "I just took this tosay. This is a real family. If you really want Thomas to have two parents and a chance at a decent life, then you can make that happen." Stephanie assures her that she and Eric will always be there for her and the children. It has never been about cutting Brooke out of the family; it is about doing what is right.
Stephanie shows her the annulment papers. "Do us all a favor and sign these," she says. "I know it will be the most difficult thing you ever do, but look at this family. Ridge has a child whom he loves dearly. Don't stand in the way of his happiness. Don't destroy his family the way you destroyed mine. If you love him, sign the papers and end your marriage today."